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into account in judging between incumbent barack obama and his challenger mitt romney. that is the jinx of the second term on many presidents. only seven of 19 presidents elective to a second term avoided having a troubled or failed second term. that would give the country about a 38% chance of obama and the nation experiencing an improved security and economic climate after four years if obama is reelected. i do not suggest the gamble should not be taken. simply that history interplay in with politics might give us pause. what does history predict about a second term for barack obama? were he reelected with so few presidents having success at that time in office? what are the challenges that face those who had troubled or failed second terms? what allowed others to succeed? can barack obama overcome these challengess if he is reelected to become a member of that select group of presidents that waded through the quagmire of a second term and somehow came through relatively unscathed? success in a second term does not imply there were not failures or significant stumbles. some even sever
holiday went well. president obama and hillary clinton could not have expected their week to unfold as it did. the president was hoping to focus new attention on the promise of u.s. relations with the far east. secretary clinton was with him on what she thought would be her last overseas mission. instead, mr. obama found himself on the phone with middle east leaders as israel and hamas in gaza rained down rockets on each other. and secretary clinton headed for the region hoping to use a cease-fire to search for longer term answers. >> now we have to focus on reaching a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security, dignity, and legitimate aspirations of palestinians and israelis alike. pete: but she also made it clear the u.s. is firmly supporting its ally israel. peter baker was traveling with the president. peter, with all the changes in the region, how has the u.s. role changed in this process? >> well, of course, you saw president obama taking a very hands on role in this. something that he's been reluctant to do at times in the past. he had a bad ex
holiday, president obama pardoned a turkey. >> you know, they say that life is all about second chances. this november, i could not agree more. so in the spirit of the season, i have one more gift to give. it goes to a pair of turkeys named cobbler and gobler. the american people have spoken. these birds are moving forward. >> the whole affair inspired my letter this week to one lucky bird. dear cobbler, it's me, melissa, congrats on being the first nonhuman to receive a letter from nerdland. more importantly, congratulations on spending the rest of your days roaming the historic estate of mt. vernon. it is a good deal. even though you didn't really need a pardon as peta pointed out to the president, it is no the as if you are guilty to anything. there are some that need second chances. your pardon and chief has been reluctant to use his pardoning power for humans. you may not know the details of american jurisprudence. presidents have the power to commute sentences and pardon crimes. pardon wipes out the conviction, commune tation sets aside the punishment. both offer a second chance,
congressional leaders and president obama. this is an hour and 20 minutes. >> we are delighted to have grover norquist with us. of course, he is president of americans for tax reform but in the spirit of full disclosure, he is also a member of our board of directors and a very important colleague. grover spoke here several months ago, i should say here at the center, but not in this room because we moved -- there may be some glitches, so i apologize in advance. i am sure we will do better next time. however, grover talked about taxes, u.s. economic policy. but that was about taxes and the electoral campaign. now we had elections and the taxes are at the center of a very important political debate and at the center of negotiations between the obama administration and congress, particularly the republican controlled house. as i watched the president during his recent press conference and listened to leaders of the house, i think everybody agrees it would be highly desirable to reach a compromise. they also agree the elections provided a mandate. the president seems to think that he is the one w
spin working in the coverage? >> thank you. >> jon: president obama gets his second term. the media pour on the positive press to push for his win. new details are out. and joe biden is back making news. >> we've got a home boy in the deal who gets-- >> on the only, and fox news contributor judy miller, syndicated columnist cal thomas and jim pinkerton, the american conservative magazine, contributor. and talk radio bureau chief ellen ratner. i'm jon scott, fox news watch is on right now. >> . >> heather: we've been extremely clear about the concern for israel's security, about the fact that israel has a right to self-defense, but i'm not going further than that. >> why can't you say that you don't agree with the turks? >> because i'm not going to get in a public spinning match with allies on either side, not going to do that. >> and what is worse, public spinning match is worse than hundreds of people dying every day. >> i don't understand the question here, there's not a question here, you're just looking for a fight, let's go-- >> no, the fight is already on. >> yes, absolutely.
is that they are doing precisely what the people who elected them with some do which was several back all obama initiatives, to cut spending, a lot of them doubt that the debt ceiling should not be increased under any circumstances, and to that degree they feel like that was a failure. but, no, they basically believe that their job is first to obstruct barack obama and then once there is a republican president in place to pass those initiatives that create a better business climate, more and more deregulation, the funding of programs that have never quite been near and dear to them. yes. i think that they do believe. and, of course, after you flash toward a bit, i expect to will talks about the debt ceiling fiasco of 2011, but after that summer when we were taken to the brink of fiscal clef, we are about to see again, the thinking on the part of the house republican leaders was, well, you know, maybe your tea party freshmen will go home, he yelled at by their constituents and realized in the you know, maybe compromise is not such a bad thing. the opposite occurred. they went home and the people
president obama or whether whether he felt emboldened in the wake of the cease-fire to believe the u.s. would not criticize him or do anything major to stop this power grab, i think we'll have to find out in the next few days. the timing is not coincidental. you can bet on that. >> heather: coming up the latest reaction from the white house to the turmoil in egypt. we will have a live report from washington. >> gregg: new signs of tough challenges ahead for gaza. number two leader of hamas now saying the group will not stop arming itself. a commented suggesting that indirect negotiations on the border deal could be very difficult. in the meantime, life at the gaza strip returning to normal after the week long strikes. tens of those of children heading back to school. cease-fire appears to be holding. conner powell with more on that. >> reporter: this is still fragile cease-fire. it is important to point out that the cease-fire is holding but still massive challenges has to be dealt with. israel and hamas will send representatives to cairo to continue negotiations through the mediator
tread words. some tax indreeses. if president obama want to go back to the clinton era. he needs to follow president obama's lead that included deregulation and death to obama care. and they are joining us now to explain. welcome to have you you here today. >> if president need toz encourage free enterprise or get set for a european style malaise. how so. >> we'll have a recession. he wants clinon era tax rates, okay how about repealing obama care hillary care was reject how about cutting 500 billion from federal spend get it down to the levels how about gen rain deregulation and stabilizing the dollar. and it was almost good as gold. we can live approximate with the tax increases that are coming. and republicans should say we are not going to deal. >> woo are talk being repealing obama care. do you believe at that point honestly there is political will do do that? >> i think the republicans how to say in terms of dealing with the president. he won reelection and 230 house members won reelection on the premise of not having tax increases and not bringing in obama care. and people
the united states and the obama administration and obstacles in creating a genuine palestinian peace process. we will take all of that up tonight with admiral james lyons. congressman louie gohmert of texas will also be here fred also, president obama has no plan to announce tax cuts and spending cuts. why they don't add up to anything meaningful. lou: the testimony before congress has been surveyed. congressman mike rogers. everyone else has testified that they didn't. do you agree? >> i do agree. and the deputies committee, i'm sure the white house representatives of national security from the national security agency council had their orders. lou: general david petraeus says for his part, one of the confusing things -- confusion between the testimony he gave to congress three days after september 11 and what he said over the past few days in congress, it represents what happens when you try to avoid tipping off terrorists. do you buy that? >> according to congressman king, it indicates that betray d petraeus deadlock. lou: is appropriate for a military man to take upon himself or herself
know that the obama administration over the course of the term has imposed 400 regulations that impose more than $100 million of costs annually on small businesses. the small business administration has said that there are so many regulatory burdens on small business that it cost them $10,000 per employee. those are the kinds of things that we want to stop right now so we can see moe startup and jobs created. >> is one thing to hope for freezing regulations. but i guess we had hoped for "a-team" canaday. if you don't know these regulations, you could be in big trouble. let's say that you stop adding to the regulations. that alone has prompted the obama administrati say, well, republicans don't want to protect us. how are you going t answer the predictablcriticism that you're not looking outor folks, you are looking out for business interests? >> well, we are. we are saying in health emergency, of course. any sensible policymaker would say you have to be able to address those. but right now, the pendulum has swung so far that it's very difficult to even conceive starting up your busine
government in egypt. this all presenting a serious challenge for both the united states, and the obama administration. and, new obstacles in creating a genuine israeli-palestinian peace process. we'll take all of that up here tonight, with admiral james lyons, retired commander of the u.s. pacific fleet and also, president obama wants more in the $1.5 trillion in tax hikes, but he has no plan -- or announced cuts in spending, why those tax hikes don't add up to anything meaningful and we'll talk with the ceo of cke restaurants, andy puzder and says, tax rates will stifle economic growth and our favorite doctors are here, to psychoanalyze the scandal that brought down the head of the cia. we are delighted to be joined, now, by the admiral james lyons, retired commander of the u.s. pacific fleet. it is always good to have you with us. thanks for being here. >> nice to be back with you, lou. >> lou: let's turn, to first, the talking points. which, it seems that no one after general petraeus made it clear there had been changes in those talking points, the testimony before congress has bee
obama is a winner here. netanyahu is a winner here. hillary clinton is a winner here. i think hamas is a winner here because they now have shown that they are legitimate, that they have to be taken seriously politically in order to get any real permanent solution done, which at the end of the day, i think is what everybody is really looking for. >> amy, what do you think? >> well, up until 24 hours ago, i would have said president mohamed morsi. clearly he felt that his position was greatly strengthened by brokering this peace deal between israel and hamas in gaza. but i think he's overplayed his hand. you just showed that video of the protests there in cairo. we'll have to see where this goes. the great fear is that the muslim brotherhood, like other fascist organizations, will be one man, one vote, one time. and we've seen the muslim blo brotherhood move very swift tloi consolidate their power. >> the u.s. stood squarely behind israel throughout this conflict. does that quiet any critics who thought president obama was soft on israeli security? >> i think it absolutely should. wha
. >> yesterday, the former assistant secretary of defense spoke out on what's happening there. >> president obama is really stuck now. that is is, he wants to court morsey but now that morsey is acting extra illegally, he he is almost forcing president obama to have to rebuke him publicly. and the question is whether president obama will do. so. >> >> we probably should have been quicker to reserve the praise. susan rice was the first one who spoke out immediately praising mohammed morsey. to charles krauthammer's point, it's the money that we hold power in all of this over a billion dollars a year goes to egypt. maybe that's something that the united states holds on to. s and congressman that want to defund egypt entirely. that money probably ought to be held back. >> they're the people once again making their demands. can you see from the videos here. >> looks like the arab spring, right? >> remember what happened in to your knowledge and spilled into egypt. this all started here and people got their wish and mubarak was forced to step down. >> that's the dahlia they know. that's what everybod
house. good saturday to you, mike. >> good morning, alex. >> let's talk about obama care. is that off the table from the democrats' perspective? >> absolutely. the thing is is that john boehner and the republicans, the last time we went around these negotiations, remember it was june of 2011, on the debt ceiling negotiations, the president and the speaker played golf, and there were all those grand bargain talks behind closed doors. republicans tried to put it on the table back then, and democrats said, absolutely no way. and i think they're going to get a similar response this time. remember, it was just a few weeks ago when john boehner after the election essentially said, there's nothing we can do about obama care. it's going into effect next year. people are going to have to start enrolling, those exchanges are going to have to get up and running. he saw a revolt among his house republicans and republicans across the united states, just for saying it. now john boehner is doing a little backtracking. he wrote in the cincinnati enquirer, his hometown newspaper, the president's healt
only, no, they are cutting back because with what they fear from president obama getting his way in terms of higher taxes. in determines of higher dividend taxes and higher taxes on just about every piece of the economy and i tell you, don't believe me, go out there and talk to them. they started cutting back way before this last week. >> i want to take this point. >> and this is the problem, the fiscal cliff is really bad, but the solution offered by president obama of massive taxes is not that good. >> julian, what do you make of that this this is just a pandora's box, and the beginning. the fiscal cliff, could have a short-term impact, but ultimately the trend of higher taxes that charlie's point, is what businesses are really afraid of? >> i totally disagree with that and i think the surveys of businesses have shown that to be wrong and i talked to-- >> whoa, whoa, what survey. >> can i finish the point, charlie. >> you just said survey. >> we'll come back. >> i think that businesses are concerned mostly about whether consumers are going to spend or the not. that's the concer
, to thank him for a cease-fire between hamas and gaza. >> and morsi's actions now putting the obama administration in a tough position, molly. tell us more about that. >> now that morsi fired top prosecutor and put himself above the judiciary system the white house will back off more public support of him and a former ambassador to the u.n. under president george w. bush says that morsi is taking advantage of his part in this cease-fire. >> whether he had a wink and a nod from president obama or whether he simply felt emboldened in the wake of the gaza cease-fire to believe that the u.s. wouldn't really criticize him or do anything major to stop this power grab, i think we'll have to find out here in the next few days, but the timing is not coincidental, you can bet on that. >> the obama administration says that egypt has a constitutional vacuum and needs to figure out governing issues such as checks and balances and rule of low and democratic dialog, arthel. >> arthel: molly henneberg, thank you very much for the report. >> rick: new details on a fire that broke out at the state de
dividieron el país. >> el presidente barack obama pide que se haga borron y cuenta navo, somo américanos que es lo importante. >> si ellos trabajan juntos que se compaonga el tiempo de la famili y todo. >> que hagan la reforma migratoria >> los republicano están optimistas. >> hacemos un llamado a el presidente barack obama para crecer. >> para muchos votantes es la misma canción >> hay que ver qué hacer ccon llos y que traten acceder a un cambio pero costará. >> tienen que unirse y dialogar. >> en washington, univisión >> más adelante la cena lo dejo con indigestión tenga cuidado. >> hoy viernes negro 66 grados la máxima el pronóstico más adelante. si comiómucho es probable que tenga acidez pero si se repite es capaz que tenga reflujo cuidece de los alimentos irritantes le decimos cómo está el clima y el pronóstico >> hola ¿qué tal? excelentes condiciones este viernes negro con temperaturas moderadas de 65 grados en gran parte de la zona vamos a decir que hay posibilidade de lluvias para el próximo miércoles poca brisa esta noche por eso el cielo despejado despejado con la
. it is funny you mention barack obama carried the state that you mentioned. i am not sure on the isle of statistics -- it is an important state. she voted twice for president obama. she voted early each time. i do not know where early votes go after that. i could see a little bit of potential for fraud, kind of like the american idol voting. technology might get to the point where we do not need to go anywhere to vote. we will do it on the phone or the computer. that could open the door way to fraud, people voting more than once. somebody early voting and going to the polls. it depends on oversight. host: we are going to leave it there and move on to ron on the line for democrats. caller: good morning. the problem is the republicans. they can only win with a minority. to do this, they have to divide the electorate somehow. they do this through religion, they do this through race, they do this through money, actually. people who have money are able to have more in this country. they can only win through obstruction and limiting the number of people voting. in the future, we have to loo
for the continuing american role in the middle east? >> yeah, well, first i thought president obama deserves a great deal of praise for how he's handled this. he could have really taken it out on-- some people thought he has not been supportive of israel. some people thought since benjamin netanyahu was a little pro-romney it seemed during the campaign there might be some bad blood there. but i think it has to be said over the last uple of weeks, the obama administration has been extremely supportive of israel. that's one thing. and the second thing they've done is work with the new egyptian government and that was not necessarily a done deal, either. so they've given us this cease-fire. and so we had a pretty, you know, serious military exchange. but the american-egyptian relationship was not frayed. the american-israeli relationship was not frayed. and importantly, the israeli-egyptian relationship, while frayed, is still functioning. so i think they've done a reasonably good job of stabilizing things. now, morsi has taken this opportunity to create a bit of a constitutional crisis there, and ther
a lot of these discussions have been about how the republicans rolled back the obama administration, making we can then ultimately overtaken and how they maintain that power once they have it. i mean, cloaked in the argument of what is good for america, but there is not allow a policy prescription in there. >> thank you. >> this event took place at the seventeenth annual texas book festival in austin, texas. for more information visit texasbookfestival.org. >> tell us when you think of your programming this weekend. comment on our facebook call or send us an e-mail. nonfiction books every weekend on c-span2. >> next, chrystia freeland talked about a rise of the superrich, the.-- the top 0.one% of the population and the impact they have in the world. this is hosted by politics and prose bookstore in washington d.c. and it is about an hour. [applause] >> thanks a lot. sorry to keep everyone waiting. i will say a few things about what is in the book. as i have been doing some interviews with my book, a favored way of interviewers in the conversation is to save the rich have always been
. washington journal, with your phone calls, tweets, and e- mail's. >> we can remember barack obama's speech in 2004, the dazzling masterpiece that instantly makes him a national figure and four years later, the most honorable candidate for the presidency. lincoln is a dazzling speech in new york, it is a beautiful testament to the quality of his mind, the research he does, the logical argument. when he runs for the set that, barack obama gave the speech in 2004 running for the senate in illinois. abraham lincoln ran for the senate in illinois and he lost. if you want to think about abraham lincoln in 1860, think about barack obama running for the presidency in 2008. if he had lost the senate election, that is the level of national maturity we are talking about here. >> profiling historic and modern leaders to show the lessons that can be learned from those that have had the greatest impact on the issues of their time. sunday at 9:00 p.m. and midnight eastern part of the holiday weekend on c-span to. up next, the history of the presidential appointment process with public policy professor ja
and democrats. after meeting with president obama before the thanksgiving holiday? >> well, i want to welcome the congressional leadership here. >> reporter: congressional leaders express optimism about reaching a deal to avoid $500 billion in increases set to take effect next year. >> we had a very constructive meeting with the president. >> we have a cornerstone to work something out. >> reporter: staffers have been working to figure something out, how to avoid taxes, and reduce spending on medicare. but it is not yet clear when the lawmakers and the president will meet next. and even if some progress is made this week, a final deal could still be a long way off. >> we rarely see the hill and the white house make decisions early. they tend to do better when they have a deadline. so i -- i would be pleasantly surprised to see it -- a deal emerge earlier than the end of the year, but we'll see. >> reporter: and martin, even though there is not another meeting between the president and lawmakers on the president's schedule, that could certainly change. we know that senate majority leader reid
the pacific fleet and congressmen covert from texas. obama once more than $1 trillion of tax hikes but will not renounce spending. the "chalk talk" what that does not add up to anything meaningful we will talk with one guest to stifle economic growth. also to analyze this cycle to bring down the head of the cia. admiral, it is good to have you with us. turned to the talking points. it seems no one after general petraeus made it clear their ranges in the talking points, testimony has been surveyed and mike rogers said it has to be the white house everybody else testified. >> by a agree. i am sure the white house representative council had marching orders. lou: and petraeus said part of the confusion between the testimony he gave to congress three days after september 11 represents what happens when you back the terrorists. >> according to congressman came -- king is indicated that petraeus lied during the first testimony. >> and misrepresented the truth to congress. is it true -- possible for a man had of the agency to take it upon himself to misrepresent reality to the venice state
a television ad in which they pledged allegiance to obama. this may differ in degree. when in the world can we begin pledging allegiance to human beings? [applause] i brought this along. he and his daughter wrote this great book. this is what my child, my 13 year old, brought on from public school. are you a democrat of republican? on gun control a democrat wants to restrict the number and amount of guns. republican wants to allow guns without restriction. democrat was to make factories reduce pollution. a republican wants not to pass pollution laws that would cause factories money. this is the way schools. it does not taxation without representation, i don't know what is. but unreasonable and inconsistent. it ensures that no one will adopt them accidently. they are thus a perfect pledge of allegiance. a lack of reason ensures that there must be continually repeated as such and that every possible instance or occasion be introduced by faith. should the leftists amid the obsessive incantations the repressed wis might actually -- accidently see also the marine recruiter who is or was thrilled to
. here's barack obama in 2007 talking about how he sees -- he's not talking about amazon, talking about walmart, but what he thinks are the issues with bigness of an enterprise like that. >> if there are workers who can't get the health care they need, who don't receive the wages they deserve, who are divided into two tiers, even when they do the same work, that's a threat to workers everywhere. and that matters to all of us. that's why what you're doing with walmart is so important. and that's why i was proud to join you in this effort on a call a few months back. i don't mind standing up for workers and letting walmart know they need to pay a decent wage and let folks organize. it isn't about attacking walmart, this is about demanding more responsibility from an extraordinarily profitable and successful company. it's about reminding that company that they have a stake in the communities where they set up shop. that the well being of their workers and other workers should matter to them, that opportunity and justice should factor in to their bottom line. that's not too much to ask for.
scores. >> now, this is all very problematic for the white house. just two days ago, president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton were praising morsi's government for helping broker a cease fire between israel and gaza. today, the u.s. state department expressed concern over the recent developments saying quote, one of the aspirations o f the egyptian revolution was to ensure power would not be overly concentrated in the hands of any one person or institution. he was elected in june with nearly 52% of the vote, but thousands are calling for his removal today as they stormed the headquarters of one of his chief support groups. the crowd then marched on to tahrir square, chanting birth of a new pharaoh. let's get the latest on this situation with ian lee in cairo tonight. what's the situation right now? >> reporter: well, tom, it's 2:00 a.m. now in cairo. and the protests are still going on. we're still seeing clashes in and around tahrir square between the protesters and the police. we're seeing a range of things thrown back and forth. rocks, we've seen molotov cocktails, we
the pivotal role of egypt. yes, egypt is pivotal but don't underestimate the role of the obama administration analyst ability to put all the pieces together. without the united states, i would argue there will be no political horizon, that the peace process will not be revived. that's why i'm hoping that president obama in his second term will invest political capital in bringing about and helping to bring about a two-state solution, a secure jewish state and also as independence and viable palestinian state that deals with the root causes of the fighting between hamas and israel. >> and getting back to mohamed morsy and egypt, morsy may be getting pats on the back from the international community but at home certainly much different right now, declaring a whole lot of power. did he use the cover of the israel, ga zag conflict do you think to enact his new powers? >> i have no doubt in my mind that egyptian president mohamed morsy has proved to be very shrewd and calculating. using this particular moment that basically everyone praised morsy is, the americans, israelis, europeans. he used thi
will into this conversation. president obama, as you know, during the campaign promised and people say all sorts of things during campaigns he was going to create a million new manufacturing jobs. he also wants to tax the rate on manufacturers. he wants to lower the tax rate on manufacturers, provide incentives for companies that reshore or bring jobs back to the united states. and you say exactly the opposite of what scott just said. you say this is a policy that takes us back to the '50s. listen, everything -- president obama's list of things you just put up on the tv screen, that is the fly in the ointment. we have seen somewhat of a small manufacturing renaissance over the last decade. bravo. so why does manufacturing need special tax rates, incentives, tax subsidies, so forth? >> scott? >> there's a good answer for that. yes, it does deserve special treatment. first of all, there is no other sector of our economy that has a higher multiplier effect. when you create a job at a factory, you create spinoff jobs. the logistics, cash going to the economy creates jobs. the opposite is hardly ever true. sec
, a new report the obama administration refused to call al-qaeda and terrorism by its name. we'll talk about that. >> heather: a sad day in tv history. larry hagman, playing dallas character jr ewing dies at age 81. we're live from hollywood. >> and an explosion levels buildings in one state. what caused this blast as witnesses describe the horrific scene. . >> you heard the boom and startled for a moment and then hear screaming and everybody within the buildings are screaming and you're trying to figure out what happened to cause a building to shake like that. now we need a little bit more... [ male announcer ] at humana, we understand the value of quality time and personal attention. which is why we are proud to partner with health care professionals who understand the difference that quality time with our members can make... that's a very nice cake! ohh! [ giggles ] [ male announcer ] humana thanks the physicians, nurses, hospitals, pharmacists and other health professionals who helped us achieve the highest average star rating among national medicare companies... and become the fir
they have been privately saying helps the american people understand where obama's in trend and comes from but nothing has changed. >> the issue is in the fiscal cliff discussion democrats appear willing to put entitlements and spending on the table. republicans saying they're willing to do tax revenue and that could be or would be the key to any agreement to avoi the fiscal cliff and get the country's books back in order. gerri: you will be covering this for a long time. thanks for that. this black friday wal-mart shoppers think protests, it is not a superstore workers on the picket line. jeff flock joins us with more. jeff: a few of them but the majority were not wal-mart workers but members of other unions like the teamsters, the uaw, it was built today as a demonstration again the notion of working on thursday on thanksgiving. the day before black friday. but the protest when it came down to it wasn't so much about that. was against walmart's practice of paying minimum-wage, not giving workers enough money in their view and about work rules. that is what the actual protests came down t
be one of the biggest surprises. she has also known every president from harry truman to barack obama with the exception of lyndon johnson, who tried, but failed to meet her. i remember being impressed when an official told me at the memorial service at st. paul's cathedral, after the 9/11 attacks, the queen sang every single word of the american national anthem. and i would bet that there aren't any presidents who can sing all of the words to god save the queen. since we are here today, on the national mall, i thought i would focus on the queen's fondness works for this country, those little known and well known, and in so doing, illuminate the queen to help understand her better. it was most often played out in state visits here when it was written. one was the first came to washington in 1951, she was a 25-year-old princess, only months away from becoming queen. harry truman was completely smitten, announcing that when everyone becomes acquainted with you, they immediately followed that with you. like those who followed him, truman was surprised that elizabeth was so much more appr
in afghanistan. and the very same terrain that president obama's troop surge unfolded in over the past couple of years. in my history of obama's surge, in my examination of it, i actually start back in the 1940s in this remarkable period of american assistance to afghanistan, a period of great optimism when we built this town there that the afghans started calling little america complete with a co-ed high school, a swimming pool where boys and girls would swim together, a clubhouse where you could get a gin and tonic. it was a period of great promise for the americans and afghans, and i use that as the opening for this book that talks about the great hope and tragedy of our war in afghanistan today. >> host: does little america still exist? >> guest: it does. it's the capital of helmand province. so it looks nothing like it did way back then. the suburban-style tract homes, white stucco walls have been sort of built over. there there's no more swimming pool, and it's not quite as safe of a place as it was six decades ago, unfortunately. >> host: now, for americans six decades is a long time,
and president obama and even his vice president for coming out of the closet as an openly straight politician who is in favor of marriage equality. and we saw the results in the 2012 election. this did not cause president obama the election, it probably helped him. he had a healthy margin of victory of the popular vote. his margin was larger than his larger -- that his margin of victory. there are lots of groups you could say it about, but is also true of lesbian and gay voters. the issue almost certainly helped president obama and did not hurt president obama. the lesson is not lost on the republican party. here are my concluding thoughts. it is a complicated history to were the long road of marriage equality, the beginning is a complicated answer about backlash and the popular analysis of what is going on politically. what i want to conclude with, this has been neglected by the backlash theorists, how the courts have advanced marriage equality. i think there have been three things about what the courts have done. from my point of view, the most important is a fantastically important setting
a farm in north carolina. first lady michelle obama with daughters accepted the tree officially. bo, the first dog, was also on hand. mrs. obama even commented on the wonderful fragrance of the frazier fir. it will be decorated by volunteers who turn out every year. >>> we're continuing to follow the story two killed two women on highway 101. we'll have the latest on the investigation tonight. and that's going to do it for us. thanks for joining us. and we'll be back here at 11:00. have a great night. [captioning made possible by warner bros. domestic television distribution] >> "extra, extra." >> now on "extra." >> thanksgiving brawl at halle berry's, the first video of hal >> thanksgiving brawl at halle berry's, the first video of hal halle after the
to the obama girls or could you speculate what it is like at their age to be first children? >> well, the answer is no, because i am not been asked. but the second thing i would say is i think there are goods and bads. one, they do not have to worry about dating. >> yet. >> yeah, but even so, they're still pretty young. susan was in her prime. >> i was. [laughter] >> i was also -- late bloomer, but i was still in there. so, to some extent, i think some of the young men that i would need would want to go out with the secret service and have nothing to do with me. but the negative part is you would go out with somebody and the next day there would be something in the paper, and the poor fellow just wanted to the movies. you know, he was not proposing. and i am sure it probably hurt him with the other girls he was running around with. but we had the advantage of age and hopefully some judgment. now, the other side for the obama children is that they are young and they're very protected by their family. so they're not quite out front. i hope that they are making lots and lots of friends
" playing in the background. first lady michelle obama along with daughters sasha and malia welcomed the 19 foot frasier fir from north carolina. the tree will stand in the blue room of the white house. >>> a group of friends in northern utah have a talent for creating videos that really draw big audiences on the internet. take a peek at this. they shot a movie of them jumping and flipping, doing cartwheels from the roof of a house into this giant 17-foot-high pile of leaves. the video has already gained about 1.5 million clicks thus far. they just posted it on their youtube channel on sunday night. pretty amazing. >>> that's going to do it for the news now. now back to carl, erica and dylan. apparently they collected about a thousand bags of leaves to create that. >> wow. >> wow. >> and it's safe. >> it is? okay. >> i want to try it. >> i used to do that all the time. not to that extent. just this little grill we had in the back that my dad had built and we would jump off into probably like five bags of leaves. >> you look like you survived. dylan dreyer is here with the check of the forec
. thank you. still ahead of fiscal cliff mess just got messier. how president obama respondedo john boehner's latest comments and holiday season rushes on. would you spend your money? where's the best placeo invest it? buying retail stocks for losers next. gerri: it was black friday madness all across the country. this was macy's at midnight in new york city. other stores open really liked was r us and best buy, great deals like lc tvs which were 50% of. overall sales on black friday are expected to be 4% to $11.5 billion. midnight opening hours are one way traditional stores are doing everything they can to compete with online retailers which were open all the time. regular source said black friday, have their cybermonday, the monday after thanksgiving. it was a record breaker with half of shopping done that day on work computers. fedex said it uld ship a record number of packages this year. how do you make money from this craziness? retailer stocks in the s&p 500 are up 25%, outperforming t overall index. break and mortar versus q or online retailers which is the best choice? gary
with supreme court justice anthony kennedy. and then yale law professor talks about how president obama stance on same-sex marriage. this week on "newsmakers, "president of the service employees international union talks about what unions like the seiu are looking for in budget negotiations. can see "newsmakers" at 10:00 a.m. >> what about if the soviet union announces tomorrow but if we attack cuba, it is going to be nuclear war? >> serious things here, we're .oing to be uneasy p >> something may make these people should off. -- shoot it off. i would want to make my own people very alert. >> it is a fascinating moment. it is amazing that eisenhower tells him to have a people alert. of course people are alert. kennedy laps. then he says, -- laughs. then he says, hang on tight. they're able to joke a little bit with each other. especially during this crisis, the had a sense of how lonely it is to occupy that office and i were getting all kinds of a device, good advice, a lot of faulty advice, which kennedy was. eisenhower knew all about faulty military advice. he is able to speak with supreme a
ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ fir to first lady michelle obama, and her daughters maa >>> the white house got its christmas tree today a horse- drawn carriage delivering the 19-foot frazier fur to first lady michelle obama and her daughters. this year's tree is from north carolina. it will go into the blue room of the white house. >>> well, the weather in the bay area this holiday weekend has been positively balmy. >> but in san rafael the kids are sledding and throwing snowballs while mom and dad are in it. shirts and sunglasses. don ford shows us this is part of a long-time holiday tradition and involves tons of snow. >> reporter: we're trying to get this open. steve is opening the latest snow slope in california. it's in downtown san rafael. 40 tons of snow delivered last night by glacier ice company's special snowmaking truck. now sculpted into a sled run hundreds of kids waiting for the noon opening and one lucky kid gets picked from the crowd. >> this is my kid. he gets to go first. >> reporter: maybe luck didn't have anything to do with it. but seconds later the crowd poured
consequences, and president obama was pretty clear in the election if he was re-elected, he was going to let the bush tax cuts expire on upper income taxpayers. and most americans seem to agree with him. you know if you ask 99% of the american people if you should raise taxes on the other 1% and not them, i think you can guess what they would do. elections have consequences. that's where we are. i think you will see some other republicans. >> this is quite the tight rope for a lot of republicans. even john boehner was reticent in saying, okay, i'm ready to raise taxes. he still is talking about maybe the health care reform act taking some sort of hit. but then therein lies the question that so many americans, they want to see a compromise. what is it going to take? what is going to be the area where either side is willing to compromise? >> well, i think republicans are going to want to see some real spending cuts. the situation has changed. we are in an untenable situation, spending so much more than we're taking in. right now, when you look at president obama's proposed spending cuts, a lot
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